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Business Taxes Law Guide—Revision 2024

Sales And Use Tax Law

Revenue and Taxation Code

Division 2. Other Taxes
Part 1. Sales and Use Taxes
Chapter 1. General Provisions and Definitions

Section 6018.9

6018.9. Promotional items sold at cost. (a) An organization described in Section 501(c) of the Internal Revenue Code is a consumer of, and shall not be considered a retailer within the provisions of this part for purposes of any transfer of, tangible personal property to its members, as defined in Section 5056 of the Corporations Code, if the following requirements are met:

(1) The tangible personal property bears a logo or other identifying mark of the organization and is a promotional item or other item commonly associated with use by a member to demonstrate the member's association with, or membership in, the organization.

(2) The cost to the member of the organization for the acquisition of the tangible personal property is not more than the cost to the nonprofit organization to obtain and transfer to the member the tangible personal property, including any applicable sales or use tax paid by the nonprofit organization.

(3) Reasonable steps are taken by the organization to ensure that no member is allowed to acquire more than 30 identical items of tangible personal property or to resell the items to another person.

(4) The tangible personal property is not distributed for purposes of organized political campaigning or issue advocacy.

(b) This section shall remain in effect only until January 1, 2015, and as of that date is repealed.

History—Added by Stats. 2009, Ch. 538 (AB 1486), in effect October 11, 2009, but operative April 1, 2010.